Wednesday, 11 December 2013

Sculture Club

Sculture Club featuring current MFA student Lauren Hall.

Thursday, 28 November 2013

Victor and Hester at X Marks the Bökship, London

Print Shop: Victor & Hester
5 – 8 pm
Victor & Hester are at X Marks the Bökship, London, printing a new visual journal produced in-house over a week at the Bökship.

Victor & Hester is a non-profit artist run project, formed in 2010 by MFA graduates Amelia Bywater, Kirstin Carlin, Emma Fitts and Camillo Paravincini. Working collaboratively for the past three years with artists from Scotland and abroad Victor & Hester produces an ongoing and expanding journal and events series that places emphasis on the working processes and social spaces created around the presentation of new work. Since 2011 the project has been fluid in its format, and is currently structured around a collaborative practice between Amelia Bywater and Emma Fitts.

Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Katri Walker - new solo exhibition

A new solo exhibition by MFA graduate Katri Walker at the Museo de la Ciudad in Querétaro, Mexico.

Sweet Smiling Citrus

A one night event by MFA exchange student Louise Blad.

Monday, 25 November 2013

Friday, 22 November 2013

Bloomberg New Contemporaries: 2013

Current MFA students Patrick Cole and Dominic Watson are included in this years Bloomberg New Contemporaries alongside 2013 MFA graduate Hardeep Pandhal.

Bloomberg New Contemporaries: 2013

27 November 2013–26 January 2014

Institute of Contemporary ArtsThe Mall
London, SW1Y 5AH

For the fourth year running, the ICA welcomes Bloomberg New Contemporaries with 46 participants, following a successful edition last year, which saw just over 42,000 visitors through the space. This year's selectors, Ryan Gander, Chantal Joffe and Nathaniel Mellors, have chosen outstanding works by the most promising artists coming out of UK art schools from a range of over 1,500 submissions.

Throughout the exhibition's history a wealth of established artists have participated in New Contemporaries, including Jake & Dinos Chapman, Anthony Gormley, Damien Hirst, David Hockney, Mike Nelson and Jane and Louise Wilson; whilst more recent emerging artists including Ed Atkins, Peles Empire, Nathaniel Mellors, Haroon Mirza and Laure Prouvost have also shown their work.

Two main features distinguish the New Contemporaries selection process from other submission exhibitions: there is absolutely no pre-selection and the majority of the works included in the exhibition have been selected as a result of actual time spent with the artwork rather than solely from a virtual image.

This year the final works span a wide range of mediums from sculpture, photography and video works with installation art taking centre stage. The artists appear to be concerned by materiality and image manipulation as well as the construction of space and narrative. Whilst some artists appear concerned with the formal aspects of art production some works tap into popular and domestic culture through the use of YouTube content and household objects.

Wednesday, 9 October 2013

I want to be your dog

Levi Hanes

Levi Hanes
Intermedia Gallery, Glasgow

Sat 28 September — Sat 12 October 2013

Tue – Sat / 11am - 6pm / FREE

Levi Hanes (MFA 2008) presents a new series of works with underlying themes of aspiration, utility, domestication and the absurd. The works explore the exhibition format and its impact on the act of viewing objects and art.

Starting with the idea of the ‘group show’, the exhibition plays with ideas of authenticity, the artist’s ‘signature style’ and proper exhibition formality. Subtly working with the format of the show and how the viewer receives it, the artworks draw on the history of their mediums in a self-reflective manner with playful nods to domestic furniture both in the interplay of art as useful object and the useful object made useless by intervention of the artist.

Red sauce brown sauce mania - Dave Sherry

Performance - Red sauce brown sauce mania - Dave Sherry
Queens Park Railway Club are delighted to announce a number of new performance and film works by Dave Sherry in this first instalment in our four part performance season.
Preview - Saturday 12th October 7-9pm
Work will also be available to view from Thursday 17th to Saturday 19th, 2 to 6pm
This season also features projects by Stewart Home, Michelle Hannah and Rose Ruane. 
Queens Park Train Station
492 Victoria Road
G42 8PQ

Thursday, 3 October 2013


Cave, part of The Glasgow Masters Series 2013, opens this week.

Further information:

Fall Scenes

Fall Scenes, part of The Glasgow Masters Series 2013, opens this week.

Further information:

Friday, 20 September 2013

Glasgow Malmö International Artists’ Exchange – Always On The Move

Glasgow Malmö International Artists’ Exchange – Always On The Move

Always On The Move
Glasgow Malmö International Artists’ Exchange

Part of The Glasgow Masters Series 2013

ARTISTS: Chun Kai Qun, Saejin Choi, George Gray, Joo Choon Lin, Darius Kowal, Gabriel Leung, Stephen Murray, Fraser Sim, Martinka Bobrikova / Oscar de Carmen, Malin Franzén, Ingrid Furre, Martine Sepstrup Jensen, Nina Jensen, Bjarni Þór Pétursson, Maiken Stene.

Preview: Thursday 19 September, 6pm

19 – 27 September 2013
Fleming House Underground Car Park
134 Renfrew St, Glasgow, G3 6ST

Discussion with Remco de Bliaaj and Toby Paterson
17 September 2013
Fleming House Stress Free Space
(By invitation only)
Always On The Move
19 – 27 September 2013
Fleming House Underground Car Park

The Social
25 September 2013
The Old Hairdressers

Thursday, 19 September 2013

Monday, 16 September 2013

Jamaica - part of The Glasgow Masters Series 2013



Part of The Glasgow Masters Series 2013

Simon Buckley, Jennifer Campbell, Patrick Cole, Hardeep Pandhal
The play is set in an expensive hotel room in Leeds. Ian, a foul-mouthed middle-aged tabloid journalist has brought a young woman, Cate, to the room for the night. Cate is much younger than Ian, emotionally fragile, and seemingly intellectually simple. Throughout Scene 1, Ian tries to seduce Cate, but she resists. All the while, Ian proudly parades his misogyny, racism and homophobia. The scene ends with the sound of spring rain.
Scene 2 begins the next morning. Ian rapes Cate during one of her fits. She attacks him and then escapes through the bathroom window. Then, unexpectedly, a soldier enters the room brandishing a gun. The hotel room is then struck by a mortar bomb, and the scene ends with the sound of summer rain.
In Scene 3, the hotel room is in ruins; the bomb has blasted a hole in the wall. The soldier and Ian begin to talk, and it is gradually revealed that the hotel is located in the midst of a brutal war. The soldier tells Ian about appalling atrocities that he has witnessed and taken part in, involving rape, torture and genocide, and says he has done everything as an act of revenge for the murder of his girlfriend. He then rapes Ian, and sucks out his eyes. The scene ends with the sound of autumn rain.
In Scene 4, Ian lies blinded next to the soldier, who has committed suicide. Cate returns, describing the city being overrun by soldiers, and bringing with her a baby that she has rescued. The baby dies, and she buries it in a hole in the floorboards and leaves, but not before arguing with Ian about the utility or futility of praying during a burial. The scene ends with the sound of heavy winter rain.
Scene 5 consists of a series of brief images, showing Ian crying, masturbating and even hugging the dead soldier for comfort as he starves in the ruined room. Eventually, he crawls into the hole with the dead baby and eats it. The stage direction then reads that Ian dies. It starts raining, and Ian says “Shit”. Cate returns, bringing a sausage that she has paid for by having sex with the soldiers outside. She eats and hand-feeds the rest of her meal to Ian, who says: ‘Thank you’.
Text Simon Buckley and Sarah Kane.

Simon Buckley (b. 1984, UK)
Simon gained his MFA from The Glasgow School of Art in 2013. Prior to this he was awarded an MA in Metaethics from Bristol University. In 2014 he will undertake one year as a guest student at Stadelschule, Frankfurt am Main. Recent shows include ‘Radio Arthur’, Kunsthalle Baselland (Basel), ‘Ps & Qs’ Joshua Baskin Gallery (Glasgow) and ‘Sessions Polivalents #2′. Hangor (Barcelona).
Jennifer Campbell (b.1985, UK)
Jennifer is currently studying for her MFA in painting at The Slade School of Fine Art, University College London (UCL). Recent shows include ‘Premonitions’, TAP Gallery, (Southend-on-Sea), ‘Habits, Cleavages and Fractures,’ The Rock Room, UCL (London), ‘Ininland’, Inland studios, Camberwell (London) and ‘Eastern Pavilions’, Bethnal Green Library (London).
Patrick Cole (b. 1985, UK)
Patrick is currently studying for his MFA at The Glasgow School of Art. From October he will undertake a three-month exchange at The Stadelschule, Frankfurt am Main. Recent shows include ‘New Contemporaries 2013’, Spike Island (Bristol) and ‘The Response’, Sunday Painters (London).
Hardeep Pandhal (b. 1985, UK)
Hardeep gained his MFA from The Glasgow School of Art in 2013. Recent shows include ‘New Contemporaries 2013’, Spike Island Gallery (Bristol), ‘Colme Cille Spiral: A Convocation’, The Mackintosh Museum (Glasgow), ‘Tattoo City: The First Three Chapters’, Castlefield Gallery (Manchester) and ‘Contemporary Figuration’, Exhibition Space Cube (Copenhagen).

Laughter is usually the end of the conversation

Sunday, 15 September 2013

Ciara Phillips: Workshop (2010 – ongoing)

Ciara Phillips: Workshop (2010 – ongoing)2 October–30 November 2013

Preview: Tuesday 1 October, 6:30–8:30pm

The Showroom
63 Penfold Street
London NW8 8PQ
Hours: Wednesday–Saturday noon–6pm

T +44 (0) 207 724 4300

The Showroom presents a major new commission by Canadian/Irish artist Ciara Phillips (GSA MFA 2004). For her first London solo show, a new print-based installation will be presented alongside a temporary screenprinting workshop within The Showroom's gallery.

Throughout October and November, Phillips will be based in the gallery producing new screen prints in collaboration with artists and invited groups. These will include designers and local women's groups (many of whom have ongoing relationships with The Showroom) who will bring their different knowledge and experience of working collectively to the Workshop. These new collaborations will initiate conversations and actions that aren't contained within specific disciplines of art, community action, design or activism.

Phillips' long-term commitment to collaborative production underpins her expansive solo printing practice that makes use of screenprinting, wall drawing and photography to create context-specific installations. Collaborative work includes projects with Poster Club, a group of Glasgow-based artists that she initiated in 2010 and with which she regularly collaborates.

Workshop (2010 – ongoing) explores the relations between the interlinked strands of Phillips' solo and collective work, and is informed by her recent research into the history of London-based print collectives. By making prints in new collaborative groupings at The Showroom, Phillips will explore the potential of 'making together' as a way of negotiating ideas and generating discussions around experimental and wider uses of print.

A limited edition produced to accompany the exhibition will be available for sale at The Showroom.

Ciara Phillips (b.1976) is a Canadian/Irish artist based in Glasgow and a graduate of the MFA Programme at Glasgow School of Art. Recent exhibitions include There Will Be New Rules Next Week, Dundee Contemporary Arts, Dundee (2013); And more, solo exhibition at Inverleith House, Edinburgh (2013); The Souls: A Twice-Told Tale, group exhibition at CEAAC (European Centre for Contemporary Art Projects), Strasbourg (2013); Slippery under pressure, OUTPOST, Norwich (2012); Pull Everything Out, with Corita Kent at Spike Island, Bristol (2012); Start with a practical idea, Gregor Staiger, Zürich (2012); The only rule is work, Kendall Koppe, Glasgow (2011); Springtime will never be the same, Deuxieme Bureau/Galerie Parisa Kind, Frankfurt (2011) and Zwischenraum: Space Between, Der Kunstverein, Hamburg (2010). Phillips was awarded the Drawing Room Bursary Award, and is undertaking a residency there during August 2013.

Friday, 6 September 2013

You're my wife now


Opening Friday, September 6th 2013 18:00

MFA graduates Heike Kabisch and Carla Scott Fullerton
 show new work alongside
Kasia Fudakowski in Berlin.
Freitag    6.9.2013 18:00 - 22:00
Samstag  7.9.2013 14:00 – 18:00

Die Lustige Grube
Leipziger Straße 41, 10117 Berlin
(im Park Ecke Charlottenstraße)

Vacancy Chain

Vacancy Chain is the latest exhibition in The Glasgow Masters Series 2013.

Vacancy Chain. Group show with AJ Meadows, Stephen Murray, Seth Orion Schwaiger, Fraser Sim, Lisa Ure, Sasha Panyuta, Alex Sarkisian, Vigdis Storsveen, Jon Thomson, James Winnett.

5th – 16th September
Carpark, 134 Renfrew Street
Glasgow G3 

Tuesday, 3 September 2013

Alterforum - The Glasgow Masters Series 2013

Alterforum Events 

Part of The Glasgow Masters Series 2013

3rd September:
1:00 – 03:00                  An Attempt to Feel Freer by Sarah F. Maloney
5th September:
1:00 – 03:00                  An Attempt to Feel Freer by Sarah F. Maloney
6th September:
1:00 – 5:00                    Social Drawing by Sarah F. Maloney
5:30 – 7:30                    Potluck Dinner   *bring food to share
7:30 – 9:30                    IMPORTED: A Tasting Event by Lauren Wells, Tickets £5
7th September:        
1:00 – 4:00                    An Afternoon in Govan, Closing Party

Throughout the course of 2013, a fluctuating group of 12 artists met under the name AlterForum. Following a series of potluck dinners, we discussed the evolution and purpose of participatory art and socially engaged practices in the contemporary art world. The works in this exhibition reflect upon the ways in which those discussions are related to or have altered each artist’s thinking and/or practice.

The Portal    Gallery 966         966 Govan Road

Gallery Hours     
Tues – Thurs 11:00 – 6:00    
Fri 11:00 – 9:00    
Sat 11:00 – 4:00

Reanimation Library with Katri Walker

Reanimation Library: Colonia Juárez Branch

Reanimation Library es una pequeña biblioteca pública en Brooklyn, proyecto iniciado por Andrew Beccone en 2001 con el objetivo de adquirir libros descontinuados, fuera de circulación o de ediciones no vigentes. A diferencia de las bibliotecas tradicionales, para las cuales el criterio de selección parte de la información del tomo, la compilación que Beccone realiza se basa en el rescate de libros con ilustraciones únicas de gran atractivo visual, hallazgos excepcionales donde el contenido académico o literario pasa a un segundo plano.
Los visitantes de la biblioteca pueden explorar las páginas de los libros, hacer una selección del material que hayan encontrado más atractivo y escanearlo o sacarle fotocopias. De esta manera se rescatan y se reactivan estos tomos permitiendo que circulen de nuevo y que se revaloricen.
Reanimation Library tiene como objetivos: 
• Construir una colección de fuentes que inspiren la producción de nuevos trabajos creativos 
• Indagar en la riqueza de la cultura gráfica y la imprenta 
• Señalar tesoros visuales dentro de lo que parecen ser libros ordinarios 
• Alentar la colaboración entre las personas 
• Ratificar el potencial generativo de las bibliotecas 
• Contribuir al legado cultural 
• Explorar caminos entre el mundo digital y el análogo
Desde 2009, Reanimation Library ha tenido múltiples ramas (branches) o sedes en distintas ciudades para las cuales Beccone ha creado pequeñas bibliotecas temporales adquiriendo obras en librerías de viejo locales. Para estas ramas (que toman el nombre de la colonia o barrio en las que se encuentran) se invitan artistas de distintas disciplinas para que participen generando obras inspiradas en las bibliotecas, ya sea en la colección en sí o en la idea detrás del proyecto. Las ramas se convierten en espacios interactivos, híbridos que tienen elementos de bibliotecas, galerías y estudios de artista.
A partir del 31 de agosto de 2013, talcual será sede de la primera rama de Reanimation Library en México, “Colonia Juárez Branch”, y contará con la participación de diez artistas contemporáneos que producirán piezas inspiradas en el proyecto: Gustavo Abascal, Iñaki Bonillas, Rodolfo Díaz Cervantes, Ricardo González, Sue Jeong Ka, Daniel Monroy, Emilia Sandoval, Enrique Santos, Arturo Soto y Katri Walker.
Con base en la dinámica del proyecto Reanimation Library, Fundación Alumnos47 presentará una serie de actividades artísticas-educativas de manera paralela a la exposición.
“Colonia Juárez Branch” se inaugurará en talcual, Praga 27, Colonia Juárez el 31 de agosto a las 12:00 p.m. y concluirá el 2 de noviembre.

galería de arte contemporáneo 
Praga 27 
Col. Juárez 
CP 06600 
Tel. +52(55)5514-9616

Oblique with Nils Guadagnin

Nils Guadagnin, 
Samuel Levack & Jennifer Lewandowski, 
Kristian Smith

07.09.2013 - 28.09.2013
Preview Saturday 7 september 6-9pm
Das Hund Performance 7.30pm

David Dale Gallery, 161 Broad Street, Bridgeton, Glasgow

The Rise and Fall of the Grey Mare's Tail

The inaugural Environmental Art Festival Scotland took place across Dumfries and Galloway from 30th August - 2nd September 2013.

As one of the main commission artists for the festival,  MFA graduate James Winnett developed The Rise and Fall of the Grey Mare's Tail, a gravity-fed fountain installed below a waterfall in the heart of the Galloway Forest Park. For directions to the work and further information see:

A limited edition letterpress print has been produced to accompany the project and will be available during the festival.

James was on site throughout Saturday, leading performative guided tours from 4pm.

Monday, 12 August 2013

Tessa Lynch - Gordon Foundation Bursary 2013

Tessa Lynch was awarded this year’s Gordon Foundation Bursary and will take up occupancy at Glasgow Sculpture Studios in November 2013 to work towards a solo exhibition in 2014.
Tessa lives and works in Glasgow. She works predominantly with sculpture and performance, mimicking objects and scenarios. Her connected research is concerned with the emotional impact and commanding power made by both the built environment and the miasma generated from neoliberalism.

The 2013 selection panel included Siobhan Carroll, Curator, Collective Gallery, Edinburgh, Michelle Cotton, Senior Curator, Firstsite, Colchester, Sarah McCrory, Director, Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art, Kyla McDonald, Head of Programme, Glasgow Sculpture Studios and Mary Redmond, Artist and GSS Studio Holder.

Tessa Lynch received her MFA from Glasgow School of Art in 2013.  Recent exhibitions include Better Times, performance commission for Whitstable Biennale, Kent, Desperado GSA post-degree project at Flemming House Glasgow and Glasgow School of Art MFA Graduate Exhibition, The Glue Factory Glasgow.

The 2013 Fellowship is generously supported by the Gordon Foundation.

Image: Tessa Lynch 'Gob On' 2013

Sunday, 11 August 2013

Shelly Nadashi at CCA Glasgow

Shelly Nadashi’s (MFA 2009) new body of work offers a glimpse into her recent history as an artist, sharing with us the new concerns and developments of her practice. Her show develops from some of her most recent commissioned works such as A Good Bowl of Soup, in which producing and sharing a simple meal of soup results in a mediating focal point that is able to bring social ambitions, supposed transparency and the artist’s position to the table.

This allegorical performative act stars a puppet manipulated by the artist in a live setting, where it is unclear who has the upper hand over an audience, if a performance is truly an open process and how uncertainty within disciplines can grow into something productive. Concentrated through various disciplines, her interest is in how objects can contrast their own status, revealing the irony of the conditions and flexibility of meaning we attribute to these objects. Her personal experience is mobilised to make sardonic, ambiguous comments on a wider universe.

Sat 3 August — Sat 14 September 2013

11am – 6pm, Tue – Sat, FREE
Sauciehall Street

Hetherington, Kerray and Piper at CCA Glasgow

Coming together for a group show in CCA1 & CCA3, Iain Hetherington (MFA 2004), Jacob Kerray and Owen Piper (MFA 2003) share a series of concerns with the reality of making work and the subsequent meaning of the results. Working between the borders of obsessive production, social realities and cultural allusions, the artists undermine and celebrate who art is for and why it is made.
Iain Hetherington’s paintings represent a world where access to technology allows everyone to be a producer of their own imagery. The presence of the comic book character, (Where’s) ‘Wally’, is suggested within the new series of works, appearing in empty dramas, high-genre fight clouds and abstractions. Picturing the banal reality of everyone-is-an-artist, Hetherington contemplates the departure of the beholder at the very moment of art's highest visibility.
Jacob Kerray’s work draws from the visual culture surrounding his interests — football, pro wrestling and historical painting — engaging with the hierarchies of culture and social distraction. Incorporating the iconography of Baroque portraiture, his paintings illustrate redundant modern mythological fantasies, aiming not to reassert male heroism, but to express it with a form of exaggerated lameness.
Owen Piper’s practice focuses on a desire to produce, rather than to evaluate. Making several small paintings a day using printed internet imagery, found objects and pre-stretched canvas, Piper rarely pauses to reflect on this accumulation, instead, his process of working is governed by the practicalities and constraints of his studio, life and interests.

Image: Owen Piper 'Le Peripherique' 2010

Saturday 3 August — Saturday 14 September 2013

11am – 6pm, Tue – Sat, FREE
Sauciehall Street

Stephen Murray MAstars 2013

Stephen Murray has been selected for MAstars 2013 by Andrea Kusel Curator of Art at Paisley Museum and Art Galleries.

As a strategy to get noticed - to stand out (literally) from your peers, Stephen Murray’s modus operandi was effective and very cheeky. GSofA’s 2013 MFA degree show was held in the striking post-industrial space of the Glue Factory. Murray claimed as his temporary territory an initially unprepossessing thoroughfare within the maze-like layout and, to emphasise the point, urinated all over it. (The artist’s urine, fortifed by Guinness, was an essential component in the patination of the bronze sculptures).
'Common Wealth Games (Fairtrade, 95% Pork, Century Eggs)', 2013, was a hand-built tiered stage on whose parquet floor (laboriously constructed from 2,500 pieces of discarded sheet material) were carved and cast sculptures made from a long list of materials: reclaimed timber and sheet material, re-used oil and gas industry fittings (bronze), urine, glue, fixtures, fittings, MDF, CLS and lights. This podium was an obstruction to the vistors' circulation around the exhibition; they were forced to make a choice by climbing over it and thereby interacting with the art work, or by finding a detour through adjacent rooms in order to bypass it.
Glasgow will host the Commonwealth Games in 2014 and a high-profile nationwide celebration of 25 years of Scottish contemporary art, Generation, will provide a complement and antidote to all that sport. By entitling his installation 'Common Wealth', Murray is questioning who will really benefit from the much hyped games, preparations for which have seen controversial 'development' of the east end of the city. Murray is not conveniently jumping onto a topical bandwaggon, since as a member of artist collective GANGHUT he was invited to Melbourne in 2006 to participate in the cultural festivities around the Commonwealth Games. He remembers 'how every single bit of graffiti and posters and anything had been removed. What I regard as a lot of the edge or the visible traces of life and lifestyle had been covered in grey and magnolia paint.'
Murray's concern with authenticity and sustainablity is further shown in the bronze 'Century Eggs' which incorporate 'wise words' - DIRTY, TRUTH, AUSTERITY... together with a moral compass the wrong way round and a hand with a third eye in it. The reclaimed timber carvings - a banana, a sausage, an orb and a nut/onion - reference the ethical fairtrade produce he advocates.
Murray is currently working on an 'unofficial” sculptural performance project planned to coincide with the 2014 Games. (Andrea Kusel, 2013)

Qualifications and training

  • 2013 MFA, Glasgow School of Art
  • 2003 BA (Hons) Fine Art, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design

Personal website

Thursday, 1 August 2013

"Restart, Plug In"

"Restart, Plug In"
Part of the The Glasgow Masters Series 2013

A group show by
Steven Papadopoulos
Anthony Schrag
Ian Swanson
Cedric Tai
Lisa Ure

Friday, 2nd of August 6-9 pm
After Party at the Variety Bar

Exhibition Runs 3rd-17th of August
Mon-Sat, 11am - 6pm

At the former mattress and furniture emporium,
134 Renfrew Street, Glasgow G3 6ST

Monday, 29 July 2013

The Glasgow Masters Series 2013

The Glasgow Masters Series 2013 Presents: Anthony Schrag

Artist talk and discussion: 
4:30 - 5:30 in the former mattress and furniture emporium, 
134 Renfrew Street, Glasgow
Friday, August 2nd 

"Anthony Schrag was born in Zimbabwe and grew up in the Middle East, the UK and Canada. Originally, he obtained a degree in Creative Writing in Vancouver, as well as Photography and Sculpture at Emily Carr, and completed the MFA course at the Glasgow School of Art in 2005. He is (mostly) based in Scotland, and does not like to write in the third person.

He has exhibited/performed/been on residencies in Canada, USA, Mexico, China, Hungary, Norway, Denmark, Holland, Germany, and Iceland as well as across the UK."

He was invited to be a part of "Restart, Plug In" and will be debuting a new work.

His talk will possibly be regarding such topics as:

Post-graduate depression,
how art is not nice,
and possibly more...
This is the first in a series of projects that will take place over the next few months. These projects have been organised by MFA graduates and funded by the annual MFA Auction.

Friday, 21 June 2013

Stephen Sutcliffe at Tramway


Exhibition ends Sun 30 June.

MFA graduate Stephen Sutcliffe creates film collages from an extensive archive of British television, film sound, broadcast images and spoken word recordings he has been collecting since childhood. Often reflecting on aspects of British culture and identity, the results are melancholic, poetic and satirical amalgams which subtly tease out and critique ideas of class-consciousness and cultural authority.

In his most ambitious exhibition to date, Sutcliffe exhibits an expanded version of on his most recent film Outwork, commissioned for the Margaret Tait Award during the Glasgow Film Festival 2013. Outwork is a filmic collage inspired by Erving Goffman’s book Frame Analysis, which explores how experience is influenced by framing contexts. Sutcliffe employs this premise structurally, through a humorous series of moving images and animations which explore how titles, prefaces and introductions shape our reading of the work that follows them.

For his exhibition at Tramway, Sutcliffe has reconfigured Outwork as an installation for multiple screens, setting up a rhythmic choreography between image and sound. Drawing in previous work and new sequences to comment on the core film, this new interpretation of Outwork situates the film as part of a larger collage. Animations and synchronised images shown on two outer screens literally frame the original film, functioning as margins, in which Sutcliffe’s own notes, influences and ‘workings out’, become part of the finished collage.

25 Albert Drive
Glasgow, G41 2PE
0845 330 3501

Soft Paste - Zoe Williams

Soft Paste
a solo show by Zoe Williams

15.06.13 - 06.07.13

Soft Paste is Zoe Williams’ first solo show in Scotland. Tastefully built around a new video, Soft Paste also brings together, newly handcrafted objects. Zoe’s installation immerses the visitors into a world where luxury, fetishism and references to fashion advertising collide. Her glamorous aesthetic turns the gallery into a dark club where ambience, attitude and body language play a decisive role.

 Zoe Williams is based in Glasgow. She graduated from the MFA The Glasgow School of Art in 2012. Recent shows include Easy Living, Less is More Projects, Paris, 2012; EXTRACT II, Kunstforeningen G L Strand, Copenhagen, 2012/13; She received EXRACT II Young International Art Prize 2012. Forthcoming projects include OD, One Thoresby Street, Nottingham, 2013; COCKTAIL, Nottingham Contemporary, 2013. In 2014 She will have a solo presentation of her work at Kunstforeningen G L Strand, Copenhagen.

15.06.2013 – 06.07.2013
Weds-Sat 12-6pm

  +44 141 357 7246  | |

Marbled Reams

Individual copies from Jennifer Bailey’s Marbled Ream are now available. Purchasing information and project background can be found below and at

Marbled Reams is a print project that launched at Publish and Be Damned 2009 with the initial production and display of 12 reams. The project continues with new reams being produced on a bi-monthly basis. The project is run by MFA graduate Tom Godfrey.

Marbled Reams is derived from an artwork produced by Godfrey with the same title in 2007 where a ream of A4 paper was marbled along one edge and displayed on a glass shelf.

Realising the potential vested in a stack of blank paper, and the ease at which the title could be mis-read as 'Marble Dreams', the artwork has been developed into an editioning/publishing project where artists are invited to produce a single A4 work that is then photocopied onto an entire ream. This is then marbled along one edge, offering a shared origin for all 500 sheets, documented for the projects website, and then displayed in its entirety, highlighting another theme in the project of linking the display of printed matter with that of sculpture.

28 different reams have been produced so far with each individual page available for a price of £1 + £2PP(this covers the cost of sending between 1 & 28 pages), annual subscriptions of £18 are also available to receive 6 further works produced bi-monthly.

If interested in purchasing copies and/or a subscription then please contact

Image: Jennifer Bailey 'Home Birth'


Saturday, 15 June 2013

MFA DEGREE SHOW 2013 - last weekend


The Glue Factory, 15 Burns Street, Spiers Wharf, Glasgow G4

The exhibition continues until Sunday 16 June, 11am - 6pm daily
Jennifer Bailey / Simon Buckley / Alexander Cahoon / Saejin Choi / Kai Qun Chun / Brandon Cramm / Allison Gibbs / George Gray / Choon Lin Joo / Darius Kowal / Gabriel Leung / Tessa Lynch / AJ Meadows / Jay Mosher / Stephen Murray / Thorgerdur Olafsdottir / Hardeep Pandhal / Steven Papadopoulos / Seth Orion Schwaiger / Fraser Sim / Keeley Stitt  / Cedric Tai / Lisa Ure / Weizi Xu

MFA at citizenM

MFA at citizenM

This exhibition continues daily from 10am - 11pm until Saturday 22 June

A selection of MFA video from 2010 - 2013 at citizenM Glasgow, 60 Renfrew Street, G2


Image: Jon Thomson 'Growing and Shrinking Head' 3:21mins 2011

Saturday, 1 June 2013



The Glue Factory, 15 Burns Street, Spiers Wharf, Glasgow G4

The private view of the MFA Degree Show 2013 is on Wednesday 5 June from 6 - 9pm

Exhibition continues Thursday 6 - Sunday 16 June, 11am - 6pm daily

Jennifer Bailey / Simon Buckley / Alexander Cahoon / Saejin Choi / Kai Qun Chun / Brandon Cramm / Allison Gibbs / George Gray / Choon Lin Joo / Darius Kowal / Gabriel Leung / Tessa Lynch / AJ Meadows / Jay Mosher / Stephen Murray / Thorgerdur Olafsdottir / Hardeep Pandhal / Steven Papadopoulos / Seth Orion Schwaiger / Fraser Sim / Keeley Stitt  / Cedric Tai / Lisa Ure / Weizi Xu

The MFA programme has built an international reputation over the past twenty years as one of the UK's leading postgraduate fine art programmes. The MFA is a two-year, multidisciplinary programme, aiming to produce graduates who are equipped for a career in the professional art world: informed, confident, independent and ambitious. MFA students are drawn from all corners of the world, and the international dimension of the programme, as demonstrated by the list of artists' names above, is seen as one of its particular strengths.

Also check out 
MFA at citizenM
Thursday 6 - Saturday 22 June

A selection of MFA video from 2010 - 2013 at citizenM Glasgow, 60 Renfrew St, G2

Monday, 22 April 2013


MFA INTERIM SHOW: 27 April - 4 May 2013

You are invited to the opening of the 2013 MFA Interim show in the Mackintosh Museum on Friday 26th April 6-8pm. 

Stephanie Burt, Jack Cheetham, Patrick Cole, Johnathan Cook, Tianfeng Cui, Natalie Duncan, Marysia Gacek, Lauren Hall, Amanda Hillis, Selma Hreggvidsdottir, Heejoon Lee, Sarah F Maloney, Emily McFarland, Aniara Omann, Kirsty Palmer, Alexandra Panyuta, Malie Robb, Alexandra Sarkisian, Kelli Sims, Vigdis Storsveen, Maria Toumazou, Katrina Valle, Rika Watanabe, Dominic Watson, Lauren Wells, Fanny Wickstrom.

The annual exhibition of new work by twenty-six students in the first year of the Master of Fine Art comprises a great variety of works across a wide range of media including painting, drawing, sculpture, video, performance and installation.

The MFA programme has built an international reputation over the past twenty years as one of the UK's leading postgraduate fine art programmes. The MFA is a two-year, multidisciplinary programme: both of these fundamental facts are significant.  A two-year programme of study offers students an extraordinary opportunity to analyse their studio practice in depth, and to modify, develop and secure it accordingly. The multidisciplinary context also ensures that such developments are protected against narrowly defined ambitions.  MFA students learn from, and contribute to, the delivery of the programme curriculum, the experiences of their peers, and the wider art community based within the city of Glasgow.  Within this situation a premium is placed upon independence, originality, initiative and enterprise. The MFA aims to produce graduates who are equipped for a career in the professional art world: informed, confident, independent and ambitious. MFA students are drawn from all corners of the world, and the international dimension of the programme, as demonstrated by the list of names above, is seen as one of its particular strengths.

Mackintosh Museum The Glasgow School of Art 167 Renfrew Street Glasgow G3 6RQ

Opening hours: Mon-Sun 11am-5pm, 27 Apr - 4 May 2013
Image: Aniara Omann, Untitled, screenshot, 2013

Wednesday, 13 March 2013

Mick Peter

IOP & SWG3 Gallery are glad to invite you to:

A solo show by Mick Peter


Friday 15.03.2013 - 7-9pm
After Party: 9pm-2am

Mick Peter in conversation with Tom Morton
 04.04.2013 | 7pmAt The Poetry Club
For this show, MFA graduate Mick Peter has been working on a new body of work taking literature, the world of ‘commercial’, illustration and graphic design as starting point. By using an anamorphic illusion the space will be transformed into a site for artifice and imagination, mimicking the tropes of ‘witty’ graphic design from the 60’s and 70’s. In this large scale installation Peter will continue investigate the transposition of drawings into sculptures and flat surfaces into improbable combinations of sculptural forms.

Mick Peter’s works assert the instability of meaning and the rhetorical potential of objects and images. His sculptural output transposes the absurdity and strangeness inherent in the work of writers and designers like Roland Topor, Stefan Themerson and Milton Glaser. In setting up strange and fantastical relationships his projects are disorientating and surprising.

Curated by Camille Le Houezec & Joey Villemont
Supported by Creative Scotland and SWG3.
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16.03.2013 – 27.04.2013
Weds-Sat 12-6pm
  +44 141 357 7246  | |

Simon Starling at Tate Britain

'Phantom Ride'
Tate Britain Commission 2013
Duveen Galleries
Tate Britain, London
12 March – 20 October 2013

Marysia Gacek exhibition in New York

March 15, 2013 - April 12, 2013
Opening Reception: Friday, March 15. 7pm - 9pm

NURTUREart Gallery, 56 Bogart St., Brooklyn NY
NURTUREart presents On the Golden Wire For Thirty Four, a collaboration between Marysia Gacek (current MFA student), Natalie Häusler, and Katharina Marszewski. Starting with the general idea of an exchange of content between artists, the initial focus of this project is put on the materiality of such content, rather than its possible meaning.

The point of departure is the limit: weight and volume of the most standard international package between the USA, UK and Germany. Each collaborator supplies one third of the materials and contributes to one Care Package*, which will travel from New York to Berlin to Glasgow to Berlin, before returning to its city of origin.

This exchange of matter focuses on the process, rather than what it manifests itself as in the end. The package is meant to supply three artists with the same materials to work with, without a pre-envisioned outcome. The collaboration examines individual methodologies leading to creating work using a model of giving and taking away.
When the package returns to New York, it will be put on display alongside artworks inspired by its content in a gallery exhibition at NURTUREart.

*Although “CARE package” is a registered trademarked term, originating in the wake of a World War II campaign to send food and supplies to Europe, the expression is still used in everyday vernacular to share the idea of providing comfort by sending food, supplies and small mementos. In 1945 Americans were given the opportunity to purchase a care package for 10 dollars to send to their friends or relatives. In 1962 President John F. Kennedy said that every CARE package is a personal contribution to the world peace and it expresses concern and friendship in a language all peoples understand.

Sunday, 24 February 2013

David Sherry - Sense Makes No Sense

Sense Makes No Sense
d Sherry
The Changing Room, Stirling

16 Feb - 12 April 2013

MFA graduate David Sherry’s art practice centres around performative ideas relating to everyday life and depicting ordinary experiences from a new perspective. Exploring beliefs, social interaction and real experience. Making works that re-access the acceptance of common values and exploring the thin vale of sanity and the contradictions in life.

Sherry gains, through his work, an insight into the psychological diversity of any singular situation, fragmenting what is accepted and analysing a basic moment in day to day life. Conveying the idea that nothing is permanent or stable, questioning what is understood and re-evaluating a collective perspective.

For his solo show at The Changing Room Sherry will present new video works alongside a new series of drawings & paintings.

Conor Kelly - New Work Scotland

Wednesday, 6 February 2013

Roll Over

16 FEB. - 21 APR. 2013

Opening:Fri, 15.02.2013, 19 Uhr / 7 p.m.
Curated by: Bianca Visser
16.02.2013, 15 Uhr / 3 p.m., Artist Talk with Hirofumi Suda (ENG)
21.03.2013, 19 Uhr / 7 p.m., Conversation between Valérie Lalonde, guest of honour, life companion and regular collaborator of Richard Leacock since 1989, and Bianca Visser (ENG)
22.04.2013, 19 Uhr / 7 p.m., Lecture and talk with Glorianna Davenport, Principle Research Scientist, MIT Cambridge/Mass., and Bianca Visser. I
n cooperation with Amerika Haus e.V. NRW 
"Roll Over" is a tribute to the lifelong commitment to the development of cinematography by British-American filmmaker Richard Leacock (London 1921-2011 Paris). His aspiration to get closer to reality and the methodology he developed to accomplish this aim, influenced filmography as we know it today. This exposition wants to bring forth new understandings of documentary in its capacity to shape the world. Video and "Final Cut Pro" are a few of the inventions that have made film accessible to a wider public. Still, the basic concerns of a documentary filmmaker haven’t fundamentally changed since film was born: Do I or do I not make a story. How can I get closer to the subject I’m interested in and how to reveal circumstances that have gone unnoticed before. How do I express ideas. Two rare films by Richard Leacock will be shown alongside recent works by contemporary artists Yto Barrada (*1971, FR/MA), Duncan Campbell (*1972, IE), Jan Dietvorst (*1953, NL) & Roy Villevoye (*1960, NL), Luke Fowler (*1978, UK), Fernando Sánchez Castillo (*1970, ES) and Hirofumi Suda (*1978, JP). Their films are inquisitive, but not informative. Some of them defy their own nature, introducing fictional elements in a non-fiction setting. Others include footage of events that took place when the filmmaker was still a child, or before he or she was even born. In all cases, sequences have been gathered, classified and shaped into a form open to numerous interpretations.
Opening hours:
Do-Fr 14-18 Uhr, Sa-So 13-17 Uhr
Thu-Fri 2-6 p.m., Sat-Sun 1-5 p.m.
Richard Leacock. Community of Praise, 1981. Icarus Films, New York
D 50676 KÖLN
F +49 221 30234467

Corin Sworn at Chisenhale Gallery, London

8 February - 24 March 2013
Preview: Thursday 7 February 2013, 6.30 - 8.30pm

Chisenhale Gallery presents a newly commissioned work by Corin Sworn (MFA 2009). This will be Sworn’s largest and most ambitious exhibition to date and comprises a film presented as part of an installation with synchronised lighting and sound.

The Rag Papers (2013) explores the nature of attention, reuse and appropriation. The film’s worried narrative shifts between the perspectives of three characters who interact with a series of objects set within carefully designed domestic interiors. The film uses point of view shots and cutaway sequences to suggest the roaming nature of each character’s attention and in turn, reveals transient spaces such as hotel rooms, sorting depots and markets.

Layering multiple subjective viewpoints, Sworn’s characters shift back and forth between modes of remembering, looking, processing and reading. Objects play a central role in the film, almost as characters in their own right; the mise en scene becoming as potent as the action of the protagonists or any suggested narrative.

In recent work, such as the performance lecture Roaming Charges (2011), and HDHB (2011), made in collaboration with Charlotte Prodger, Sworn has explored the global circulation of objects and images. She expands upon these ideas in The Rag Papers with the inclusion of footage shot in second hand goods warehouses – vast repositories where post-consumer textiles and household goods are sorted for reuse and shipped to locations around the world. Here the past trails into the present as objects are recycled across place and time.

Sworn is interested in the means by which artefacts are borrowed, adapted and reconfigured to tell different stories. Her work explores the social ordering of attention and how the erratic nature of perception might undermine control. Sworn’s films and installations often incorporate found images, over which she voices her own narratives, themselves composed from fragments of other texts.

In The Rag Papers Sworn continues this use of appropriation but renegotiates its terms. In producing the film she worked with the actors to devise a set of actions in an apartment, and then hired two documentary filmmakers to shoot the rehearsed sequences as if they were making a documentary film. Sworn edited the resulting footage to create a narrative which vaguely apes that of a genre film. She has described the work as ‘a seedy noir film that wishes it was an intellectual thriller’.

Corin Sworn (born 1977, London) lives and works in Glasgow. Recent exhibitions include; Endless Renovation, ‘Art Now’, Tate Britain (2011); Tramway, Glasgow; Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art; Witte de With, Rotterdam (all 2010); EASTinternational, Norwich; Kunsthalle Basel (all 2009); Participant Inc. New York (2008). Sworn was nominated for The Jarman Award 2011 and The Jerwood / Film and Video Umbrella Award 2012, and has been selected to represent Scotland at the Venice Biennale, 2013.

The Rag Papers  is co-commissioned by Neuer Aachener Kunstverein (NAK) where the exhibition will be presented in April 2013. 

Monday, 4 February 2013

Nite Flights

Nite Flights

For one night only.

6th February 2013 from 8pm - midnight

An evening of video and performance curated by MFA graduate Michelle Hannah, taking its theme from the fractured disco of Scott Walker's Nite Flights.
The night will feature work by local and national artists: Erica Eyres, Claudia Nova, Rachel Maclean, Rebecca Lennon, Mel Brimfield, Rose Ruane, Clara Ursitti, Sarah Tripp, Jen Liu and more..

Monday, 21 January 2013

Dunja Herzog and Georgia Kung

A new show of work by Dunja Herzog (MFA 2012) and Georgia Kung (MFA 2012) opens in Basel at the end of this week.

Sunday, 20 January 2013

Plan B-Side A - Photographs by Oliver Godow

Aberdeen Art Gallery

1 December 2012 - 30 March 2013
Oliver Godow was born in Lübeck, Germany and studied at Glasgow School of Art, graduating from the MFA programme in 1997. His work focuses on the visual and poetic delight of colour and form. His treatment of geometrical shapes; simple horizontals and verticals and the juxtaposition of colours in his photographs are both immediate and lasting. On show for the first time in Aberdeen, this display features new work shot in Augsburg in Bavaria.

Image: Pink all over I, Augsburg 2011', C-Print, Oliver Godow

Saturday, 19 January 2013

Oliver Braid - new exhibition

Oliver Braid lives in Glasgow and studied for his MFA at Glasgow School of Art. He has recently exhibited I’ll Look Forward To It at Collective, Edinburgh as part of their New Work Scotland Programme (2011) and My Five New Friends, his first large scale solo exhibition, at The Royal Standard, Liverpool (2012). Throughout 2012 he co-hosted a weekly pop-philosophy radio show with the artist Ellie Harrison, the Ellie & Oliver Show, through CultureLab Radio, Newcastle. As part of the Ellie & Oliver Show they co-presented five special radio shows for Edinburgh Art Festival and co-curated a radio mini-festival for Glasgay. He was a founding member of the experiential therapy group for artists, Artists Anonymous.  

Snorlax Beanbag is a new solo exhibition for the Intermedia Gallery at Centre for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow. Following this exhibition Oliver will embark on a four-month long production residency at Triangle, Marseille, sponsored by Patricia Fleming Projects and Creative Scotland.